The Thanksgiving holiday is a perfect occasion for reading The Hobbit Party by Jonathan Witt and Jay Richards, both of them Discovery fellows. It’s an amusing and sage guide to Tolkien’s philosophy as applied to modern times–to economics, for example. The distinguished Catholic priest/cultural guide, Fr. C. John McCloskey, does the book proud in Catholicity.com.
Discovery Institute’s newest documentary Privileged Species presents compelling evidence that the Earth is designed not only for life, but specifically for human life. The film, featuring Biochemist Michael Denton, takes a look the special properties of carbon, water, and oxygen that make human life possible, and the unique features of humans that make us truly privileged on this earth.
Privileged Species is now available for purchase at Amazon.com.
Nobody knows scientifically if aliens exist. Nobody knows scientifically what the meaning of life is, or the true content of morality. When scientists speculate on such things, their opinions may be interesting — after all, they are smart people — or maybe not. Continue reading